Passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Heads of Mission of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States: The Troika are deeply concerned by the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term, and calls on President Kiir to reject it.  This move will ...
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South Sudan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The transitional constitution stipulates separation of religion and state, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides religious groups freedom to worship and assemble, organize themselves, teach, own property, receive financial contributions, communicate and issue publications on religious matters, and establish charitable institutions.  In connection with the continuing civil conflict, government and opposition forces reportedly engaged ...
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Statement on Cessation of Hostilities violations

The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway share the deep concern recently expressed by IGAD Council of Ministers Chairman Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu about violations of the December 21 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement. The Troika strongly condemns these violations. We call on all CoH signatories, and the field commanders ...
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Corruption Sanctions in South Sudan

Yesterday, the President, the Secretary of State, and the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions against South Sudanese National, Benjamin Bol Mel and three of his companies relating to the Administration’s implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The United States is taking this action given Mr. Bol Mel’s role, and that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Personnel Movement

As of November 9, 2017, the security situation in Juba remains unchanged.  However, as a precaution during the long U.S. holiday weekend that begins this evening, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial movements during periods of ...
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U.S. Embassy Attends Opening of Joint Operations Center

Juba – On Thursday, August 17, the Ministry of Interior officially launched the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Juba, South Sudan.  Located at the Nyakuron Police Facility, the purpose of the JOC is to promote coordination among the multiple security forces operating within Juba.  The center has received more than $2 million USD from the ...
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Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a ...
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Statement by the Troika and Canada Regarding Continuing Violence in South Sudan

The Troika and Canada are deeply concerned about recent actions taken by the government and by the armed opposition that exacerbate the immense security and related humanitarian crises in South Sudan.  As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an ...
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Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the ...
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Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson U.S. Department of State The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who ...
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Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on South Sudan, December 23, 2016 United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy 799 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 415-4050 http://usun.state.gov AS DELIVERED                                                                             December 23, 2016 Thank you very much, Mr. President. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 25, 2016)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 23, 2016)

First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba this afternoon. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit your movements. There may be checkpoints, road closures and other travel impediments around the city. The U.S. ...
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Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning (June 6, 2015)

Last Updated: December 31, 2015 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside Juba because ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: SPLM Public Rally (March 17, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has a public rally planned on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 8:00a.m., at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba.  President Salva Kiir is expected to address the audience.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit their movements in the vicinity of the ...
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